Fifth House Ensemble: Excelsior
Cedille CDR 90000 148
Alex Shapiro: Perpetual Spark (6:53)
Fifth House Ensemble
Visionary chamber-music group Fifth House Ensemble of Chicago presents its adventurous debut album on Cedille Records. The title refers to an experimental, extreme-altitude U.S. Air Force project of the Cold War era. Excelsior offers world-premiere recordings of works by Caleb Burhans, Alex Shapiro and Jesse Limbacher, along with a work by Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Mason Bates.